Shawabty of Queen Khensa
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa), chamber debris
Overall: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a shawabty of Queen Khensa, daughter of Kashta, sister-wife of Piankhy. The male figure wears a tripartite wig and has a long beard. The shawabty is uninscribed. The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended. This mummiforn shape does not have a back pillar or base. No hands or implements are depicted. The back is flat and there is no wig line. It is missing most of head. Beard and wig lappets are present.
From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa), chamber debris. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: May 17, 2007)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition